chip: Meaning and Definition of
— n., v., chipped, chip•ping.
- a small, slender piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking.
- a very thin slice or small piece of food, candy, etc.: chocolate chips.
- a mark or flaw made by the breaking off or gouging out of a small piece: This glass has a chip.
- any of the small round disks, usually of plastic or ivory, used as tokens for money in certain gambling games, as roulette or poker; counter.
- Also calleda tiny slice of semiconducting material, generally in the shape of a square a few millimeters long, cut from a larger wafer of the material, on which a transistor or an entire integrated circuit is formed. Cf. microprocessor.
- a small cut or uncut piece of a diamond or crystal.
- anything trivial or worthless.
- something dried up or without flavor.
- a piece of dried dung: buffalo chips.
- wood, straw, etc., in thin strips for weaving into hats, baskets, etc.
- a softly sliced return shot with heavy backspin.
- the strip of material removed by a recording stylus as it cuts the grooves in a record.
- French fries.
- a person who resembles one parent in appearance or behavior: His son is just a chip off the old block.
- a disposition to quarrel: You will never make friends if you go around with a chip on your shoulder.
- wealthy; rich: Don't look down on your old friends now that you're in the chips.
- in a discouraging or disadvantageous situation; in bad or pressing times: When the chips are down he proves to be a loyal friend.
- to hew or cut with an ax, chisel, etc.
- to cut, break off, or gouge out (bits or fragments): He chipped a few pieces of ice from the large cube.
- to disfigure by breaking off a fragment: to chip the edge of a saucer.
- to shape or produce by cutting or flaking away pieces: to chip a figure out of wood.
- to bet by means of chips, as in poker.
- to slice (a ball) on a return shot, causing it to have heavy backspin.
- to take (a narcotic drug) occasionally, esp. only in sufficient quantity to achieve a mild euphoria.
- to hit or kick (a ball) a short distance forward.
- to jeer or criticize severely; deride; taunt.
- to hoe; harrow.
- to break off in small pieces.
- to make a chip shot.
- We all chipped in with our suggestions for the reunion.
- to contribute money or assistance; participate.
- Games.to bet a chip or chips, as in poker.
- to interrupt a conversation to say something; butt in:We all chipped in with our suggestions for the reunion.
— v., n. chipped, chip•ping,
- to utter a short chirping or squeaking sound; cheep.
- a short chirping or squeaking cry.
— n. Wrestling.
- a tricky or special method by which an opponent can be thrown.
- chip (Thesaurus)